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Selected MP3s of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, and classic easy listening from the original vinyl.

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Guitars & All That Jazz was a radio station that webcast via Live365 for 11 years, ending in June 2011. The playlist consisted of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, early rock 'n' roll, lounge music and classic easy listening.

I hope to share some of this music with you via this blog. Most of it will be taken from the original vinyl (LPs and 45s) , cassettes and the occasional commercially unavailable CD.

Here's hoping you'll find something to enjoy. Please note files are available only for a limited time.

I urge you to purchase the digital version of the albums featured, either on CD or via download, wherever possible.

Listen to the Music
There are now two music streams. Click the appropriate player to the right.
1. Guitars & All That Jazz: Five hours of the best in jazz, guitars and other instrumental gems. New songs are added weekly.
2. Tiki Shores: Music to sweep you away to a tropical isle, a South American dance floor or a bossa nova on the beach at Rio. About 4.5 hours of classic exotica music, Latin rhythms and bossa nova.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Joe Edwards - Trambone (track)


Guitarist Joe Edwards was a Nashville session player for more than 30 years and still performs on a semi-regular basis with his wife Jan as he celebrates his 80th birthday in 2013. Most of those shows take place in the Nashville area and in neighbouring Indiana.

Edwards also played on the Grand Ole Opry for 48 years, entertaining audiences with his guitar and fiddle talents.

In 1969 producer Chet Atkins put together a four-LP box set of guitar instrumentals for Reader's Digest under the title Golden Guitar Magic. All these recordings came from the vaults of RCA Victor and included Joe Edwards playing Chet's composition Trambone.

Trambone



Many, but not all, of the tracks on the LP box set were reissued by Reader's Digest on a two-CD set in 1995, with the title shortened to Guitar Magic. It is out of print, but if you're searching for a used copy it should have one of the two covers below.



There was another Guitar Magic CD issued by Reader's Digest in 2007. This contains a number of tracks by Francis Goya and is not the one you're looking for, although it's pretty good in its own right.

As for Joe Edwards, you can keep up with him and buy his CDs from his website. Here he is playing Red Wing on both guitar and fiddle, with a bit of video trickery.

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